PODS® vs MoveAmerica Moving

PODS® vs MoveAmerica - A Straight-Up Comparison

Want to save time, money, and effort moving, and take up to six months to pay?¹ Why pay for an expensive mover? And, we KNOW you don't want to spend day after day driving a heavily loaded truck. Consider MoveAmerica™.

Moving Interstate?

MoveAmerica is a better way to go! We leave our enclosed trailers (constructed of waterproof steel, not wood or fiberglass) right at your door where U-Load™. Once loaded, our professional drivers will deliver your belongings to your new home while we pay the gas, oil, truck insurance, tolls, and taxes. And, if you need inexpensive professionals to load or unload we can do that too. Relax and SAVE your hard earned dollars by using MoveAmerica.

Your shipment is the ONLY household goods shipment on our trailer, safe and protected behind a locked, sealed security wall which we install and which cannot be removed without special tools! Your trailer will NEVER stop at someone else's home, and when not moving is kept inside a locked, fenced, and patrolled facility. Your shipment is ONLY unsealed in front of you at your new home.

Our Moving Trailers - Spacious, Clean, and Dry

MoveAmerica Moving Trailer

Moving by PODS® has certain advantages. However, MoveAmerica's unique moving system is better. A lot better, because Moveamerica can be significantly less expensive on many routes,is better secured against theft and the weather, and offers faster transit times so you don't have to wait for your shipment to arrive. Loading flexibility and choice are far greater with MoveAmerica, and with MoveAmerica, your shipment is INSIDE the trailer, not outside on top of a flatbed.

Only pay for the space you reserve.

With MoveAmerica, you pay by the length of space you use in our trailers, one foot at a time. With PODS® you pay by the container!! If you order a 12 foot container and need 13 feet, guess what? You now need two containers at double the price. And, just as importantly, if you find you only need 9 feet, you still pay for the 12 foot box¹. Also, how do you keep your load from shifting in that scenario?

We are far and away your lowest cost moving alternative. Get A Free Moving Quote Now!

We arrive at your home on the date you want. Guaranteed! No hidden costs!

Our 28 foot long trailers include a bulkhead for you to secure your load and are equipped with a folding ramp for easy access. We can leave the trailer up to three business days plus weekends while you load at no charge, or come back the same day and pick it up. We can even wait while you load! Once loaded, professional drivers deliver your trailer to your new home. And, we pay the gas, oil, tolls, and truck insurance while providing a free ramp and security divider! After unloading we'll come back and pickup the empty trailer. You only pay for the space you actually use! Get A Free Moving Quote Now!

Six Months to Pay Interest Free.

MoveAmerica and Paypal have partnered to offer a Six Months to Pay Bill Me Later Plan² to help make your move a little bit easier. Absolutely no required payments during the six month period, and no interest charges.

Clean As a Whistle.

Inside Moving Trailer

Our spotlessly clean enclosed trailers include a Sealed Security Divider³ that we install to secure your load and are equipped with a free folding ramp and 2 wheel dolly (usually) for easy access. We can leave the trailer up to 5 days including weekends while you load or unload at no charge, or come back the same day and pick it up. We can even wait while you load!

No hidden costs or extras with MoveAmerica®, and we pay for driving, gas, oil, truck insurance, oil, taxes, and tolls.

Anyway you add it up, MoveAmerica™ provides you an unbeatable combination of experience, price, service, and reliability for your move. Put our professional drivers, friendly reliable service, well maintained equipment, and remarkable 112 year heritage of family moving experience to work for you.

There Is No Comparison

MoveAmerica® has the "van lines" beat too. Not only are we FAR less expensive, we are much more reliable and transparent. Unlike a "van line" who can rarely be nailed down to a specific arrival or delivery date, MoveAmerica® guarantees a scheduled date for delivery of your moving truck on both ends of your move. And, unlike "van lines", MoveAmerica® doesn't charge you by weight which is difficult to estimate and impossible to verify. MoveAmerica® only charges you for the space you actually use in our trailer. Get A Free Moving Quote Now!

Schedule My Move

Already have a quote? Why wait? We will give you an EXTRA Twenty-Five Dollar Discount if you reserve the day of your quote. Protect yourself from price increases. Reserve the date you want and secure equipment availability.Schedule My Move Now.

¹ - Nothing in this website is intended to confuse or conflate MoveAmerica in any way with PODS Enterprises, Inc or the registered trademark PODS®.

² - 6 months Bill Me Later® is a limited promotion of Paypal and subject to limitations and eligibility requirements. Go to Payments, enter the amount, add to cart and submit. Select the 6 months Bill Me Later option on checkout.

³ - use of the generic term sealed divider is not intended to confuse or relate MoveAmerica@tm or these terms in any way with YRC, Inc. or the trademarked term sealed divider™.

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A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau!

MoveAmerica is proud of our stellar "A+" rating. Superior customer service and prompt problem resolution keep it that way.

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Experience and Service Set Us Apart!

Our family moving company began in 1905 and proudly moved Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Richard M. Nixon along with General Douglas MacArthur at various stages in their careers! In fact, we handled then Lieutenant John. F. Kennedy's unaccompanied baggage when he served during World War II! We've moved diplomats, generals, admirals, and tens of thousands of just plain folks too. Our first moving trucks ate hay and wore horseshoes! (see picture below). 112 years of experience is always right on tap to help you answer your questions anytime they arise throughout the moving process and costs you no more.

What separates us from the competition? An unbeatable combination of personal service, integrity, a passion for excellence, and a thorough knowledge of the moving process we put to work for you. Great prices too! Ask us for advice and tips on materials, packing, and loading, and receive answers based on our remarkable 112 years of actual experience.

We Started It All

Proud Moving History since 1905

Because of our remarkable 112 year history of moving excellence and knowledge of both moving and storage, in 1995 MoveAmerica™ originated a unique moving solution which has become so popular by combining the cost savings of a truck rental with the convenience of a full service mover. Others may copy, but we started it all.

Zero Complaints!

Zero Complaints! MoveAmerica™ is licensed by the Federal Government (MC-512960 and DOT Number 2233642), bonded, and insured. Not a single complaint in 2012, 2014, 2015 or 2016! Only one in 2011. Surely a record to be proud of.

How Do We Do It?

MoveAmerica™'s unique 5 step moving process gets the job done. We provide you door to door service, use our reliable professionals to move you, and allow you to track your move 24/7 so you know where you shipment is day or night. Learn More.

Obtain a Free Moving Quote Now

Anyway you add it up, MoveAmerica™™ provides you an unbeatable combination of experience, price, service, and reliability for your move. Put our professional drivers, friendly reliable service, well maintained equipment, and remarkable 112 year heritage of family moving experience to work for you. Get A Free Moving Quote!

Tradition

MoveAmerica™ has a 112 year tradition of packing,loading, moving, and storing your valuable and special personal possessions, including moving three Presidents!

About Imitators

Like any great idea, MoveAmerica@tm™ has spawned some imitators over the years. Mostly, they are trucking companies which specialize in hauling general freight, not household goods. Not that they aren't good freight companies, it's just they have no experience with household goods. Some freight companies even haul things which might by their nature be nasty, smelly, or gooey. Equipment provided by MoveAmerica™ will come to you clean as a whistle. No pigs, chickens, or cows have been in our trailers! MoverAmerica is open 24/7, books on a 1 day notice, stores in locked, gated facilities, and invented this moving concept!

Storage Options?

What if I need storage? Safely and inexpensively store your shipment in your trailer at our locked, gated, and patrolled facilities. No need to move your goods to a storage facility with MoveAmerica.

Loading Options?

What if I need professional loaders or unloaders? Review our Loaders Resource Tool or click on the Loaders tab at the top of the page. Select loading companies yourself or ask MoveAmerica™ to do it for you.

Don't Rent That Truck!

Moveamerica® has the truck rental folks beat by a mile! Obviously YOU don't have to drive hundreds or thousands of miles to your new home. Just as importantly, you don't have to pay for VERY expensive gas, oil, tolls, permits, and truck insurance, all of which add up to a lot of money. And, you don't have to worry about driving in snow, icy conditions, rain, night, or fog. No breakdowns, no flat tires, and no being stranded in the middle of nowhere. And, what happens if your truck rental company runs out of equipment on the day of your move? Get A Free Moving Quote Now!